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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Deficiencies Symptoms

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How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

Until treated: If you are deficient in a vitamin, the symptoms will persist (and likely even worsen over time) until the deficiency is treated by supplying adequate amounts of the needed vitamin. It may take some time for symptoms to reverse even after one takes the needed vitamin as it can take time for our bodies to recover from the damage done. It is even possible for some of the damage to be permanent. ...Read more

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Would like to have vitamin d deficiency signs and symptoms?

Would like to have vitamin d deficiency signs and symptoms?

Pain and muscle ache: Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin d deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin d can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease cognitive impairment in older adults severe asthma in children. ...Read more

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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Often not: Because vitamin d deficiency develops gradually, a patient may not notice symptoms or attribute them to getting older. Fatigue and generalized achiness may occur. Sometimes the only way to know is to take vitamind until levels become normal and see what gets better. ...Read more

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Are there uniform signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiencies?

Are there uniform signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiencies?

NO: The symptoms are extremely variable, depending on the deficiency. Classic deficiency diseases are rare in developed countries but do occur. B1 def = beriberi, c = scurvy. The commonest deficiencies in america are d and b although c is surprisingly common, but never in classic form. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

Symptoms include: Sore tongue, chapped lips; mouth and throat infection; bloodshot eyes; sensitivity to light. Rich sources of b2 (riboflavin, a micronutrient) include meat, whole grains, green leafy veges, mushrooms and almonds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin d?

What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin d?

Many: Possible, pain, numbness or paresthesias, fatigue, mental issues, etc... ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

What are the signs or symptoms of vitamin a, d, e, or k deficiency?

DEAK vitamins: I agree with dr. Garvey, much too broad. These are the fat soluble vitamins so that issues with the absorption of fat may also involve these vitamins too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

Mostly neurological: Symptoms of vit e deficiency include poor balance ; coordination, peripheral neuropathy, muscle weakness and damage to the retina of the eye. Vit e deficiency may also increase risk of heart disease and cataracts and reduce immune function. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-e ; http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitamine/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency?

Rare: Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets. If there is a deficiency symptoms include poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

B12 for red cells: Many people are B12 deficient. It's an important nutrient in red blood cell and nerve development. Symptoms of deficiency include: weakness, fast heart beat, pale skin, easy bruising, tingling or numbness in fingers and toes, difficulty walking, depression, memory loss and dementia. A significant factor in causes of this deficiency is the use of acid-reducing drugs for gerd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin a deficiency?

What are the symptoms of a vitamin a deficiency?

Night blindness: Night blindness is an early manifestation, dryness of mucous membranes of eyes, mouth, respiratory tract may cause local effects and predispose to infections. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

It depends: Each vitamin is essential to your body for a different reason. A deficiency in one may have symptoms different than others. If you suspect a deficiency, speak to your physician. Most deficiencies, including vitamin d, can be addressed by a proper diet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Vit B 12 Deficiency: Lack of Vit B 12 can lead to Hypocobalaminemia. This can cause a slow degration of the spinal cord & brain. Problems may include: swollen tongue, anemia, sense of numbness & tingling in extremities, weakness, fatigue, problems walking, jaundice, depression, irritability, memory decline, cognitive dulling & eventually mania &/or psychosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency?

Blood test: The only way to know definitively if you have a deficiency is to check your blood. Vitamin d, b12and folate are routine tests available in most labs and covered by insurance. The other vitamins usually require a special labs, are more expensive, and may not be covered under insurance. ...Read more